Vote for Shane
History was made last night at Citizens Bank Park, the largest margin of victory in Phillies history. As reported, the previous margin was 19 runs, 26-7, against the Mets at the Vet in 1985, the night Von Hayes hit two home runs in the first inning.
Word of caution, Mets won the next night, 7-3. Last year, the Phillies pounded the Cardinals, 20-2, in St. Louis on June 13 and lost the next game, 3-2. Following a 23-22 win against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in 1979, we lost the next game, 5-3.
So, we’ll see what happens tonight.
All-Star Game is a week from tonight. Phillies mangers are a perfect 5-0 when direction the NL squad: Eddie Sawyer (1951), Gene Mauch (1965), Dallas Green (1981), Paul Owens (1984) and Jim Fregosi (1994).
Yep, electing Shane to the All-Star team as part of the NL Final Vote continues today.
Shane certainly made a loud statement last night, single, 2 doubles, home run, 5 runs scored, 4 RBI.
Philly Mayor Nutter campaigned door-to-door with Shane yesterday. Great coverage by Channel 10′s John Clark.
Saw a note in the one of the papers that fans are limited to voting 25 times online. That’s not the case during the Final Vote. Vote as often as your fingers allow.
J. C. Romero hosted at-risk minority children (St. Joe’s Pro Cathedral) last night . . . Tonight, J-Roll, kids from Philadelphia Reads and Ibanez Team Resurgence, a program involving homeless children from The Covenant House . . . Tomorrow night, Lidge’s Legion, children from C.H.O.P. Oncology department.
In each case, the players purchase tickets and food for the kids and meet them after batting practice, signing autographs and posing for pictures.
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